Friday, April 20, 2012

The hardest job in the world is the best job in the world.

I just watched this video and cried.  It reminds me of all the sacrifices we make as mothers.  I love being a mother. Some days are harder than others but I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything. I feel so blessed to have three beautiful children. They are the reason I live and breathe.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The real birthday

Brenna woke up on her birthday and helped me make rainbow pancakes.

She couldn't wait to open presents. She got a cute watch and outfit from grandma and grandpa Bluhm.

And a Barbie.

And a unicorn movie from Ethan.

She got a cool kite from grandma and grandpa Lauritzen.

And a LaLa Loopsy doll from Great Gaga.

She also got an MP3 player from mom and dad, which she LOVES!

The kitty cake.

Happy Birthday dear Brenna!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six
By A.A. Milne

When I was One, I had just begun.
When I was Two, I was nearly new.
When I was Three, I was hardly me.
When I was Four, I was not much more.
When I was Five, I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

THE Kitty Party

So, my family members (who will remain nameless--but their name rhymes with Shmemily) have made fun of me (and disowned me) for throwing a kitty party but I couldn't help it.....this was Brenna's dream party! ;-) She wants a kitty so bad but knows that mommy and daddy are allergic. She once asked me, "When daddy dies, can we get a cat?" Haha! Anyways, this was a pretty fun party. Brenna was in heaven.

Here's the entrance:

Welcome to Brenna's Kitty Party.

Happy Birthday, Brenna!

The food table

The cupcakes:

Kitty cupcakes, of course.

The cupcakes were a brownie layer on the bottom and strawberry cake on top. Yum.

Kitty Chow: Muddy Buddies and Reese's Puffs cereal, served in kitty bowls.

The drinks: mason jars with pink lemonade

The goody bags.


As the guests arrived, they chose kitty ears and we painted faces. The girls were cats and the boys were dogs.

The "dawgs"

The kids got to "adopt" a stuffed animal kitty to take home (the boys got a dog). They chose a name and got an adoption certificate.

Then they made collars for their kitties with beads, bells, and elastic.

Brenna and "Fluffy"

Ethan and "Smokey"

The group picture.

The 1st game...."Cat and Mouse"

Each person gets a mouse on a string. The "cat" rolls a dice and when it lands on 1 or 5, the kids have to pull their mice away before the cat traps them with a lid. The kids LOVED this!!!

The 2nd game..."Lap it Up"

The first "kitty" to lap up all their (chocolate) milk won! Another crowd pleaser. Even more fun to watch....hilarious actually. ;-)

Blowing out candles

Eating the goodies

Brenna played air guitar and serenaded all her friends. ;-)

Present time!

Last game...."Cat and Dog Freeze Tag" (so fun!)

Brenna and Marissa

Brenna and Reagan

Brenna and Samara

Brenna and Jayla

Brenna and Olivia

Brenna and Kaylin

Easton (Brenna's future husband)

What a fun party!